Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marva Watson
Director, Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance
Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The mission of the UAA Diversity Action Council is to nurture an environment where the diverse cultures and beliefs of all people are acknowledged, where diversity is respected and where all people are valued.

As a resource committee to the Chancellor, the Diversity Action Council is charged with developing a diversity action plan that includes specific action steps to support UAA goals; and to advise and recommend to the Chancellor courses of action that address campus-wide diversity issues and that create an inclusive and respectful campus environment.

The DAC is also active in promoting activities and programs throughout the campus that effectively address issues related to diversity and recognizing and honoring exemplary actions that contribute to a supportive campus climate.

Members of the committee, including affiliations :

2009-2010 UAA Diversity Action Council Membership

Bruce Schultz - DAC Executive/Co-Chair, Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs

Willy Templeton - Director, Native Student Services (NSS)

Stephen Washington - AHAINA Student Program

Kaela Parks - Staff, Disability Support Services (DSS)

Christina Guiana - Student, Club Council

Kent Spiers - Student, USUAA

Jacquelynn Engelbretson - Student, USUAA Alternate

Tina Hudspeth - Staff, Classified Council

Doni Williams - Staff, APT Council

Courtney Brooke Smith - Community Campus

Ted Kassier - Office of International Affairs (OIA)

Robert Boeckmann - Faculty Senate

Jeane Breinig - Faculty Senate

Shannon Gramse - Faculty Senate

Kimberly Pace - Faculty Senate

Suzanne Strisik - Faculty Senate

Marva Watson - Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance (OCDC)/Ex Officio/Co-Chair

Ron Kamahele - Human Resource Services/Ex Officio

JeNae Christensen - Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance (OCDC) Support

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance's primary
function is to promote, support, measure, and celebrate
diversity. This mission also includes support for the Diversity Action Council and other programming events and activities that promote diversity on campus. In addition to promoting diversity, Campus Diversity and Compliance is responsible for managing and coordinating University policies, procedures, and programs regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action. The office handles complaints on discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability or status as a Vietnam-era or
disabled veteran. The Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance also provides sexual harassment and Equal Employment Opportunity training, supervisor and employee support, conflict resolution, and discussion groups for departments around cultural inclusion and awareness.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Marva Watson

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Diversity & Compliance

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The OCDC Director is responsible for initiating, planning, promoting and providing leadership and consultation for a strategic diversity initiative across UAA and community campuses. Build partnerships across UAA to facilitate a broad institutional communication plan with all constituents groups to ensure commitment to diversity and to develop systems to measure accountability. Serves as resource to key departments by sponsoring programs, events, etc. Identify, sponsor and present workshops related to EEO/AA and diversity issues.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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